Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott was beloved by fans and contemporaries alike, so it’s no surprise that many flocked to social media to pay their respects.
Here are just some of the notable reactions to Vinnie Paul’s sudden passing.
So sad to hear of the death of Vinnie Paul. Loved when Pantera did shows with us and in later years Vinnie was always front and center at all KISS shows. RIP and condolences to his family. https://t.co/DaQREBNVW7
Rest in peace, Vinnie. Our prayers and good wishes go to his family, friends and fans. https://t.co/iXQ4Hum9lT
I just woke up in Belgium to the news that my friend Vinnie Paul has passed away. Another metal hero taken too soon. Say hello to Daryl for me. Rest In Peace, my dear friend. @Pantera @hellyeahband #vinniepaul
Rest In Peace Vinnie Paul. Heaven has Dimebag and Vinnie now ????????#RIPVINNIEPAUL
In honor of Vinnie's passing, here is a piece Todd Newman and I did years ago to honor his brother, Dimebag. https://t.co/oMikpx7QXj
Being that close to the great #VinniePaul -it felt so good ! RIP VP
Rip Vinnie Paul , A monster of a drummer and always the life of the party !! Thanks for all the good times and the hospitality at The Clubhouse in Dallas . A true Rock N Roll Spirit that will be truly missed .
R.I.P. Vinnie Paul.... Always had a great time with you buddy!! Now you can jam with Dime again....
I have no words .... RIP Vinnie ..... you were one of the kindest. Sweetest humans to ever grace this earth ... the only comfort I have right now is the best brother combo to ever play... https://t.co/rcj3tr8RX3
Rock in peace Vinnie Paul Say hi to brother Dime from all of us We love you . Wish you were still here. Gone too soon man . Thanks for the music. And more importantly 30 years of non stop friendship. How rare is that In this business?
R.I.P. Vinnie Paul. Such a sad day. He was one of my main drumming influences. He was too young to pass on in life.... I hope he's already jamming up a storm with Dime. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Gutted to hear about the nicest guy in metal passing. Vinnie Paul showed us nothing but love. We'll miss you Vinnie.
Can't believe it. R.I.P to our brother Vinnie Paul. https://t.co/In2Dlmmfq5
I'm in shocked to say the least. I was praying to God the news wasn't true....unfortunately and sadly it is. RIP my friend you are and will forever be missed. I will always be grateful for... https://t.co/HeL7LbDtri
W T F ! Vinnie Paul Rest in Peace! Pic: Vinnie at #Ozzfest 2008 Finally reunited with Dime :( https://t.co/BsWwvXHYKy
Damn it. I love you brother. RIP Vinnie Paul. https://t.co/73fTmNLA2F
This is so sad-I'll miss u Vinnie.. R.I.P. brother... #RipVinniePaul https://t.co/2IRTvGEkSb
Vinnie was a great friend. My heart is aching. My prayers and condolences go out to his family, band and crew. Godspeed my friend. #VinniePaul
So sorry to hear about Vinnie Paul. The man was a Class act and always treated everyone with respect. Here's to one of metal's best!
Vinnie Paul Has Passed Away..I'm completely devastated! He was a Real Brother! & True Friend! RIP my Brother Vinnie..God knows me and all of us are gonna truly miss ya! Mt????????
I have just heard about the legend Vinnie Paul's passing. I am beyond gutted about this as he welcomed me with open arms early in my musical career. Thank you for so many great memories and so many legendary songs. You will be truly missed ???? #legend
A huge inspiration, a friend for decades...I don't know what to say...???????? He will be missed by so many...
We have no words. I just saw Vinnie last week in Las Vegas when he attended our show. One of the nicest guys we ever talked to, learned a lot from him and the stories were amazing. We even talked about possibly touring together again. This really sucks. RIP friend.
So sad to hear of Vinnie Paul's passing. I had hoped to one day show him the Dime backplate in person. Legendary drummer. Legendary extended family of @DallasStars. Rest in Power, Vince.
Absolutely saddened by the passing of my good friend, brother from another #VinniePaul ???????? taken too soon #biglove Metal World lost a Hero #speechless #shocked
We are deeply saddened to hear that our dear friend and brother, Vinnie Paul has passed away. Rest in Peace Vinnie, you will truly be missed and forever remembered. @Pantera @hellyeahband #VinniePaul
RIP Vinnie Paul. Friend. Humorist. Badass drummer. All-around good man. Condolences to the family. You will be missed bro...
Very saddened to wake up in Belgium today to the news of Vinnie Paul's passing. You were a good friend and left us an amazing legacy. Go home in peace.... #ripvinniepaul hellyeahofficial... https://t.co/Wwn5VQqzbr
Sad 2 hear of Vinnie Paul of #Pantera passing...great guy...RIP
GOD BLESS VINNIE PAUL - 1964-2O18 - FATHER VINNIE,Your Compassion for others & Your Love for seeing everyone around you Happy I will never forget - Your Heart of Gold Made The World a Better Place - Go be w/Your BELOVED BROTHER - I LOVE YOU - tBLSt SDMF
Rest in Peace Vinnie Paul.
Rest easy Vinnie Paul.
Shocked and saddened to hear of Vinnie Paul's passing. A true original. Had some good laughs when we toured with @Pantera. Gone too soon.
RIP Vinnie Paul
FUCK!!! Just waking up here in Belgium to the news of Vinnie Paul...I'm in total shock...Heaven just got a little crazier with the Abbott Bros back together again...RIP Bro ????
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.